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PSKL is a group of IT professionals who enjoy good ideas, good security, and good beer. Our current project focus involves layer two security, 802.11 wireless, WRT54G hardware mods, and all things Cisco. Look for us at ShmooCon (in Washington DC) and at DefCon (in Las Vegas). ┬áBe sure to check out our Presentations page if you’d like more information on our research.

Our Members:

Eric Smith [ eric at pskl dot us ] is the Chief Information Security Officer at both Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. He has over 15 years of field experience in information security, networking, and systems administration. He has provided consultation services in places such as Research Triangle Park and New York City. Eric is a founding member of PreSet Kill Limit, the security research group which has won the Defcon Wardriving Contest the past several years.

Bill Barnes [bill at pskl dot us] is one of the founding members of PreSet Kill Limit, a security research group in central Pennsylvania. For the past 20 years, he has worked at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania in various technology roles and is currently the Manager of Technology Support Services and the Library network administrator. His research interests include wireless and linux security.

Shana Dardan holds a PhD from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in Information Technology. Currently, she is conducting research in the area of IT Investment Valuations and Digital Healthcare for hospitals nationwide. Shana has been an invited member of the WiSac and Pennsylvania Broadband task forces. Previous corporate research includes notable companies such as Intel Corp, where she conducted research for Doug Busch, VP and CIO on IT investment analysis. She speaks at industry events on investment strategies, IT security, and outsourcing and has contributed to numerous books. Shana joined Susquehanna University in 2006, where she teaches Systems Analysis and Design as well as IT Strategy.

Jeremy Powlus [jeremy at pskl dot us] is the network and system administrator of a small company in eastern Pennsylvania. Since graduating from Bloomsburg University in 1997, he has been employed in various web design, graphic design, internet consulting and network/systems administration positions. His hobbies include photography and videography, so many of our multimedia projects have been forged by his mighty hammer.

PSKL Media Links

Report from WatchGuard describing our win of the DC12 RunningMan wireless contest

Story from SlashDot about the DC12 RunningMan Contest

Defcon 13 Post-Con report listing the winners of the Wardrive Contest… us!

Cisco’s advisory on the ARPd Exploit we discovered can be found here

Eric’s review for Bucknell University of the CCT Single Fiber GBIC

Jeremy’s post about the Facebook https setting discussed on Tech News Today 2011-02-07:

Fry: I heard one time you single handedly defeated a horde of rampaging somethings in the something something system.

Zapp: The Killbots? A trifle. It was simply a matter of outsmarting them.

Fry: Wow, I never would’ve thought of that.

Zapp: You see the killbots have a preset kill limit; knowing their weakness I sent wave after wave of my own men at them until they reached their limit and shutdown.

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